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Islamist fighters fleeing the French-led intervention in Mali arrived in Kutum and Adumur in North Darfur. They traveled in armed Land Cruisers, entering Sudan through its southwestern border with the Central African Republic.
Al Qaeda in the Land of the Two Niles has formed a students' group at the University of Khartoum. The students said that the Sudanese government is not pursuing al Qaeda in Sudan.
The US added two Sudanese jihadists to the list of Specially Designated Global terrorists. Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed assassinated a USAID employee and his driver on Jan. 1, 2008 in Khartoum. Makawi is linked to al Qaeda.
Authorities accused Israel of using a vulture tagged with a GPS-equipped camera to spy on Sudan; the military claimed to have captured one such vulture in the Darfur region this month. An Israeli ecologist dismissed the claim, saying the equipment was regularly used for tracking wildlife.
President Bashir threatened retaliation against Israel for an Oct. 24 airstrike on a Sudanese arms warehouse, and said Israel remains "the number one enemy." Israel accuses Sudan of serving as a conduit for Iranian arms flowing into Gaza. Two Iranian warships recently arrived in Sudan.
A munitions factory in Khartoum was destroyed by explosions. The Sudanese government accused Israel of destroying the factory with an air attack. Israeli officials refused to comment, but accused Sudan of aiding terrorism and transferring weapons to Hamas in Gaza with the help of Iran.
Despite two International Criminal Court arrest warrants against him, President Omar al Bashir met with Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. Germany pulled staff from its embassy in Khartoum, after a crowd of 5,000 protesters surged into the compound on Sept. 14, raised the Islamic flag, damaged the building and its contents, and set fires. Additional security forces have been sent to protect the embassy.
Border clashes between Sudan and South Sudan killed 21 people. South Sudan said it would pull out of a disputed region. Sudan's President declared a state of emergency for the area. China offered South Sudan $8 billion in aid.
Sudan said it had repelled a rebel attack on a strategic border town in its south. Sudan accuses South Sudan of backing the rebels.
The crisis over South Sudan's occupation of a disputed oilfield escalated. Sudan's president vowed to teach South Sudan a "final lesson by force" and said the recent violence had "revived the spirit of jihad" in Sudan. South Sudan accused Sudan of planning genocide. Southern Sudan repelled several ground attacks.
Sudan and South Sudan clashed in a series of battles along their border. Each accused the other of striking first. Sudan's president canceled a summit in which two landmark agreements with South Sudan were to be signed.
The Sudanese army killed Khalil Ibrahim, the leader of the main Darfur rebel group, touting his death as a key victory against a powerful rebel force that once threatened Sudan's capital. Khalil Ibrahim led the Darfur-based Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, the most organized and effective military force in Darfur.
The US will drop Sudan from the list of countries designated as state supporters of terrorism if elections are held in January 2011 and the results are fair. "We like to consider this a pay-for-performance operation," an Obama administration official said.
Four Islamists sentenced to death for the murder of a USAID employee and his driver escaped from jail and engaged in a gunfight with police. The Islamists belong to a group called Ansar al Tawhid. One of the men convicted of the murder served as an officer in the Sudanese military.
Unconfirmed reports indicate a convoy transporting weapons to Gaza was hit by either a US or Israeli airstrike. "A major power bombed small trucks carrying arms - burning all of them," Sudan's state minister for highways said. The attack supposedly took place in January; the US military denied involvement.
Ayman al Zawahiri told the Sudanese people to prepare for "a long guerrilla war" with the "crusaders" and called on President Omar al Bashir to "repent" for shunning jihad. "So will the Bashir regime take the path of Islam and jihad and abandon the political maneuvers, diplomatic ruses and international smooth-talking, which has not -- and will not -- bring anything other than disasters and tragedies?" Zawahiri asked.